Random Thoughts

The ThinkerOkay, so I started this blog with…well, a thought.  Being totally new to the idea of a blog, I had (read: still have) no idea of where I wanted to go with it, how to do it, or even what to do with it.  You see, I am a forty-something who (when it comes to computers) is not very savvy.  Actually, writing that I’m not very savvy implies a little knowledge, whereas I have none.  Sure, I know how to operate a computer (i.e., turn it on, look things up on the Internet, etc.), but beyond that I am lost, and when it comes to creating a website or a blog — forget it.

Enter WordPress.  Let me clarify, WordPress.COM.  With this site, even I was able to do something and get it on the web (miracles never cease), but is this where I really want to go?  I have a domain name (fosterpack.com) and wanted to do something with that name.  I had already signed up with HostGator to host my new site, but as I researched how to actually create a website, I became more intrigued by the thought of a blog.  After looking more into WordPress, I realized there is also WordPress.ORG, on which I could use (my already paid for) HostGator plan to host fosterpack.com.  Excited with what I’d already been able to do on WordPress.COM, I quickly jumped to its .org brother only to once again realize my lack of computer skills.  Building a blog in WordPress.ORG is nowhere as easy as it is on the .com site, at least that’s how it seems to me.  Am I missing something, or is this the actual case?  I mean, what is CSS, anyway?  I am computer stupid once again (sigh).  Oh well, at least I’ve made it this far.

One last thought about this blog.  A lot of stuff on here is random, as I was creating my “posts” partly to experiment and learn how things work and partly out of the excitement to see that something I created was actually on the web.  It wasn’t until a few people “liked” one of my posts (that was nothing more than a few random thoughts) that I realized people may actually see this stuff.  So, please excuse what may seem random and bear with me as I find myself in this new world called the Internet.  Oh, I’ve seen it from the outside sure, but it looks a lot different from the inside.  Also, if you have any tips you’d like to share for a newborn blogger stumbling his way through this odd new world (including any tips for creating a blog on WordPress.ORG), please let me know, thanks.

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2 Responses to Random Thoughts

  1. Totally relate !! my first week on word press and i am still trying to figure out if i want it to be public,private, random thoughts or thematic ….arghhhh!! sometime i think writing a diary was far more simple !! LOL hope we figure out the blogging world soon !!

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  2. fosterpack says:

    Thanks for the comment. I think we’ll manage. I’m not sure of your age, but seeing as how my generation survived leaded paint and drinking from a garden hose, I think I’ll survive the digital age. Like virtually everything else, it’s just a matter of making the effort; even if that effort is a little late in the game. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Jim

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